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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 20' South, Longitude: 38° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.12 meters/second, 1544.8 km/hour, 959.9 miles/hour or 834.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.5"959.51 miwest0° 00' 19.2"0.37 misouth959.49 mi
24 hours0° 06' 12.7"6.63 mieast0° 07' 30.0"8.60 misouth10.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 14:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 14' North, Longitude: 150° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.55 meters/second, 1593.2 km/hour, 990.0 miles/hour or 860.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 32' 27.0"989.81 miwest0° 09' 49.0"11.25 misouth990.12 mi
24 hours11° 01' 10.4"750.14 mieast4° 09' 09.2"285.37 misouth806.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:24 PM302 km188 miles163 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Tue 12:24 PM488 km303 miles264 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:24 PM497 km309 miles269 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:24 PM640 km398 miles346 nmWest-northwest WNW
São Paulo *Tue 12:24 PM856 km532 miles462 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:24 AM1037 km644 miles560 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Tue 12:24 PM1233 km766 miles666 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 11:24 AM1619 km1006 miles874 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Tue 11:24 AM1986 km1234 miles1073 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 11:24 AM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmNorth N
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